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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Under-mos, n. [Mos n.] The moss or peat-bog below the layer cut as fuel, etc. — 1677 Rec. Old Aberd. I 130.
Anent the visitatione of the common mos … that the said mos was abused in that … they cast all the … deid earth … in great heaps and does not spread the samen levell wayes to the effect that the under mos might grow up againe levell and the water have … passage frae pots
1677 Rec. Old Aberd. I 130.
That … the haill under mos and lair be maid levell under bank ilk yeir immediatlie the tyme of the casting

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